triangle
playSimple Definition of triangle

: a shape that is made up of three lines and three angles

: something that is shaped like a triangle

: a musical instrument that is made of a steel rod bent into the shape of a triangle and that you play by hitting with a metal rod
Full Definition of triangle
1 : a polygon having three sides — compare spherical triangle
2a : a percussion instrument consisting of a rod of steel bent into the form of a triangle open at one angle and sounded by striking with a small metal rodb : a drafting instrument consisting of a thin flat rightangled triangle of wood or plastic with acute angles of 45 degrees or of 30 degrees and 60 degrees
3 : a situation in which one member of a couple is involved in a love affair with a third person
Examples of triangle in a sentence
She cut the sandwiches into triangles.
Origin of triangle
Middle English, from AngloFrench, from Latin triangulum, from neuter of triangulus triangular, from tri + angulus angle
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with triangle
TRIANGLE Defined for Kids
triangle
playDefinition of triangle for Students
1 : a flat geometric figure that has three sides and three angles
2 : something that has three sides and three angles <a triangle of land>
3 : a musical instrument made of a steel rod bent in the shape of a triangle with one open angle
Medical Dictionary
triangle
playMedical Definition of triangle
: a threesided region or space and especially an anatomical one—see anterior triangle, carotid triangle, femoral triangle, posterior triangle, suboccipital triangle
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